Paper deadlines extended: CAUTHE 2023 Conference

The CAUTHE 2023 Organising Committee is delighted to accept papers for the 33rd Annual CAUTHE conference to be hosted in Fremantle, Western Australia from 7-9 February 2023.

*Deadlines extended*

  • Full research papers: 15 October 2022
  • Working papers: 30 October 2022

See Call for papers

The committee welcomes full research papers and working research papers through several different topics that relate to this year’s theme ‘West, East, South, North: Redirecting research in tourism, hospitality and events’. The theme aims to explore divergence from the common paradigms of tourism and hospitality, and encourages courageous and innovative approaches that help us to rethink and renew tourism, hospitality and events research.

Sub-themes include:

  • Sustainability and climate change in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Managing risk and crises and developing resilience in the new world order
  • Flexibility and adaptability of the tourism system
  • Policy, governance and marketing transitions in tourism, hospitality and events
  • New dynamics of host and guest relationships
  • World politics, tourism, hospitality and events
  • Community impacts and activism in response to tourism transformations
  • New horizons for cultural, Indigenous and rural tourism
  • Nature-based and ecotourism in the new normal
  • Tourism, hospitality and events, and regional development
  • Not-for-profit sector, tourism, hospitality and events
  • Rethinking approaches to research in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Critical approaches to tourism, hospitality and events
  • Bridging industry gaps through education
  • Innovations in tourism, hospitality and events training and education
  • The future workforce for tourism, hospitality and events
  • Accessibility in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Emerging ICT issues in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Changing approaches to destination management and marketing
  • New markets for tourism, hospitality and events
  • New directions for niche tourism

All submissions must follow the guidelines outlined in the Author Paper Formatting guidelines.

Publication opportunities

Fully refereed conference papers (4,000-5,000 words), will be published in full in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will be published and distributed online during and through the conference channels. Authors of full papers are obliged to have their full manuscript published in the conference proceedings. For working papers, authors have the option to publish the working paper in its entirety or publish only the paper abstract. Authors of full and working papers will be required to give their permission (sign a Transfer of Copyright Agreement) to have their full manuscript published in the conference proceedings.

All paper submissions must include the Transfer of Copyright Agreement, signed and uploaded when you submit your paper. Please download the document before you submit your paper, sign and upload during the submission process. Your paper should be identified clearly as a full research paper or a working research paper. If your paper is accepted, at least one author must register, pay and attend the conference to present the paper.

Authors and all co-authors may also publish the revised and elaborated versions of the paper(s) in relevant scientific journals without asking permission from CAUTHE. The only requirement is to make reference to the original paper or abstract published in the proceedings or the handbook of abstracts of the CAUTHE 2023 Conference.

Full research paper information

Papers submitted in this category are research work, or work presenting conceptual and theoretical development, that are complete. The paper should be around 4,000-5,000 words (including references, tables and figures) and will be double-blind, peer reviewed by two reviewers nominated by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have not already been published.

Full research papers are eligible for nomination by reviewers for the ‘CAUTHE Award for Best Full Paper’. Full research papers submitted by a PhD student on work derived from their study are eligible for nomination by the reviewers for the ‘Bill Faulkner Memorial Award for Best PhD Paper’. To qualify in this category, the primary author must be a student and the author’s registered supervisor must be listed as the co-author. More information about these awards can be found at CAUTHE Awards.

Working research paper information

Working papers are those for which a substantial amount of the research work, or conceptual and theoretical development is complete. Working papers should be around 1,200-1,500 words (including references, tables and figures). The paper will be blind peer-reviewed nominated by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have never been published.

Presenting your paper at the conference

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes each (15 minutes for the presentation with 5 minutes for questions). A chair will run each concurrent presentation session.

Poster presentations

Visual presentations will be held at venue foyer space area. Presenters will have an opportunity during break periods and visual presentation sessions to discuss their work.


For further information please see the CAUTHE 2023 Conference website or contact the Professional Conference Organiser at Forum Group.